Adventurous Playtimes supported by OPAL


 Our Welly Week challenge went so well that many Pupils have decided to keep their boots in school to allow them to use all areas during playtimes. The pupils had a fantastic time despite the mud and chilly weather, they created some amazing enormous artwork, built all kinds of creations in the building zone and even had a welly throwing competition!

The children particularly loved the water play opportunities on offer and we have applied again for the Venator Bright Ideas fund to purchase some more permanent water play equipment. Please look out for information about this & ask friends and family to vote as every vote counts!


Adventurous Playtimes supported by OPAL 

Working with an organisation called OPAL (Outdoor play and learning), have been working over the past year to improve our play times. We now offer a range of challenging and fun opportunities for our pupils to encourage them to develop their independence, teamwork, physical and mental well-being, critical thinking and resilience.

We are committed to ensuring high quality play opportunities are available to all of the children at Monkhouse Primary School as we believe that play is essential for children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development.

Our vision for play at Monkhouse Primary School

Play in our school should be a freely chosen activity which your child will find satisfying and enjoyable. It will provide them with an opportunity to use their intuition, be physically active, be creative, make their own decisions, be outdoors and overall have fun.

Our school has a play policy and long term plan to develop and sustain quality playtimes and our school lunch time staff are trained and positively motivated to support play. We feel this is an exciting time at Monkhouse Primary School and do hope you will continue to support our changes and efforts to improve the quality of play for everyone.